A lifestyle that relies on fast food and other low quality foods, directly leads to digestive problems. Call it anything you like, but the source of these symptoms is NOT “Too much acid production,” as TV tells you. It is the exact opposite. The actual problem is that acid production has turned off; (yes your stomach is NOT producing acid) making your stomach a compost heap. A homeopathic digest formula can help.
Daily sales of over the counter (OTC) antacids are more than 25 million dollars. Why? Because they do not solve the problem! Therefore, what is the common denominator of following problems, including indigestion, acid reflux, heartburn, gas, bloating, slow digestion, constipation and belching?
Answer: The most common culprit is Diet, then Candida and/or Parasites
A life style that relies on fast food and other low quality foods, directly leads to digestive problems. Call it anything you like, but the source of these symptoms is NOT “Too much acid production,” as TV tells you. It is the exact opposite. The actual problem is that acid production has turned off; (yes your stomach is NOT producing acid) making your stomach a compost heap.
When stomach acid turns off, the body signals you by making you feel acidy.
The way to solve a digestive overload problem is simply to switch back ON your body digestion, and let your body heal itself. That is why Dr. Dale’s DIGEST Formula is so effective.
It supports the body in resetting itself and therefore the body can run on its own. A homeopathic digest formula can help.
How your digestion works
Digestion is the process whereby food is crushed (by chewing) and then mixed with fluids that make the food’s nutrients more accessible to the body and then excreted from the body.
The steps are:
Steps 1-3 Eating: The food you eat is mixed with saliva (in the mouth), starting the digestive process.
The process of digestion begins in the mouth. Within the mouth lie the teeth, tongue and jaws. Through a chewing motion, the food is mechanically broken down between the teeth and mixed with saliva, which aids in chemical digestion. Upon stimulation, saliva is produced in the salivary glands and brought into the mouth.
There are three pairs oF salivary glands: the parotid, submandibular, and sublingual glands. Each gland releases salivary amylase, an enzyme that digests starch, that begins digestion. The glands are composed of specialized cells that make enzymes. They are connected to the mouth by a duct. These ducts are lined with epithelium, which serves as a protective barrier from autodigestion. They also have some muscle in them that allows the ducts to contract. This enables the one-way flow of enzymes from the glands into the mouth.
It contains salivary amylase,. Once the digestion in the mouth is completed, the first phase of swallowing is initiated. This stage is voluntary and is characterized by contraction of the muscles of the floor of the mouth and tongue that propel the food bolus into the pharynx.
Step 4 Swallowing: After the food bolus goes through your pharynex and esophagus (The pharynx and esophagus serve only as conduits for digestion), it enters your stomach and is mixed with fluids, including HCL (hydrochloric acid) and various enzymes. Acting like a churn, the stomach mixes the food with gastric acid and breaks down the food into a milky substance known as chyme. The acid reduces the pH of the stomach, in the process allowing activation of an enzyme called pepsin. This starts the chemical digestive process.
Step 5 Digestion 1: The food is passed into the intestines where bile, or bilirubin is added which helps breakdown fats etc. All of theses juices or fluids are enabling the body to extract vital nutrients from your food later in your digestive tract.
The majority of digestion occurs in the small intestine. This compartment has three distinct portions, each of which is highly specialized for different digestive functions. The first third is the duodenum. This part is responsible for signalling the distal digestive tract that food is arriving and that the stomach should stop sending food. Chemical digestion is very active at this stage, and food is broken down into basic proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Digestive enzymes are released from the pancreas to enable the degradation process. Bile is released from the gall bladder and mixes with the chyme to aid in fat digestion and absorption.
The second portion of the small intestine is the jejunum. It is composed of many folds that increase the surface area for absorption, known as the brush border membrane.
Chemical degradation continues at this point and absorption begins. Once the chyme is broken down into its basic constituents, the process of absorption occurs. Nutrients are moved across the membrane via active and passive diffusion. In some instances, carrier molecules made by the liver, known as micelles, help carry fat across the border into the blood stream.
As the digestive products move through the small intestine, different parts of the brush border membrane selectively allow the absorption of different nutrients. The third portion of the small intestine is the ileum. It is responsible for the very selective absorption of some significant nutrients, including vitamin B-12 and vitamin C. By the end of the small intestine, the majority of the nutrients has been absorbed. The material is now mostly waste products and water, and is referred to as liquid stool.
Question: What happens when you eat food devoid of nutrients?
Answer: The digestive process comes to a screeching halt as the body scrambles to figure out how to digest the junk you just gave it!
Step 6 Elimination: The large intestine (the colon) has several major components. The cecum is the large boggy entrance to the right side of the colon. There is a circular muscle, or sphincter, that separates the small intestine from the large intestine. The sphincter protects the small intestine from the concentrated bacteria of the large intestine. Following the cecum, the ascending colon rises up and leads into the transverse colon. From there, the descending colon dives back down on the left side of the abdomen into the sigmoid colon and rectum. Waste is finally eliminated through the anus.
Other organs involved
Liver and Biliary Tract
The biliary tract is composed of the liver, bile ducts, and the gall bladder.
Bile is made in the liver. It is then carried to the gallbladder via the bile ducts. The gallbladder stores the bile until it is ready to be released into the duodenum. Through molecular signalling from the small intestine, the gallbladder will contract and empty its contents into a larger bile duct that will end in the lumen of the small intestine. This is why a good homeopathic digest formula is advisable.
The pancreas has both an endocrine and an exocrine function. The endocrine function allows the production of insulin, which aids in the regulation of sugar but is not involved in digestion. The exocrine function, on the other hand, is responsible for digestion. It is in this portion of the pancreas where enzymes of digestion are made. A neutral buffer, bicarbonate, is also produced here. Bicarbonate keeps the intestinal environment at a neutral pH. The enzymes and the bicarbonate are then released into the lumen of the intestine through the pancreatic duct.
Step 7 Processing: The absorbed fluids are passed up via the Portal Vein to your liver where they are further processed and hopefully turned into fuel for the body.
Steps 8-10 Excretion: In the colon, the used food matter is excreted from the body.
Digestive System Facts
- You have 20 feet of intestines.
- You have 5 feet of colon.
- You should not have gas.
- You should not have right elbow pain (a stomach trigger point).
- You should eliminate once per meal eaten.
- Digestive disturbance sets into motion a chain reaction that affects your whole system and therefore your life.
- You should never take antacids as they suppress and harm your digestion.
- A good, natural digest formula can help.
Who Should Use Dr. Dale’s DIGEST formula?
Instructions for Use
As a Preventative
To prevent digestive disturbance: 2 tablets of digest formula before and after breakfast, lunch, and dinner or any snacks.
For Mild Repair (occasional digestive disturbance)
- 3 tablets upon rising (morning)
- 2 tablets before and after all meals
- 3 tablets at bedtime
For Chronic Continual Digestive Disturbance
- 5 tablets upon rising (morning)
- 5 tablets before all meals
- 2 tablets after all meals
- 5 tablets at bedtime
Note: More tablets can be taken as needed. Also Dr. Dale’s DIGEST formula does not interfere with digestion, it improves it. It can be used in combination with Dr. Dale’s Colon PRO to move even the most constipated individual.
For Severe Constipation: 3 Colon Pro tablets with 5 DIGEST tablets. Use as needed.